Keke (concussion) is listed as inactive for Saturday's NFC divisional-round matchup against the Rams, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports. With Keke unable to suit up because of a concussion, Billy Winn will take over his defensive end duties behind starters Tyler Lancaster and Dean Lowry. Prior to his injury, the 24-year-old Keke had recorded 21 tackles (12 solo), four sacks, two pass breakups and a forced fumble prior throughout 15 games.
Coach Matt LaFleur said Thursday that Keke (concussion) is doubtful for Saturday's divisional-round game against the Rams, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports. Keke hasn't played since Week 16 of the regular season due to a concussion. Unless he can garner full medical clearance in time for Saturday's contest, Billy Winn will stand to handle an increased rotational role on defense.
Keke posted two sacks, a pass breakup and a forced fumble in Sunday's 37-30 win over the Saints. Keke has secured a heightened role on the Packers' defense in his second NFL season, as he's played at least 46 percent of the defensive snaps in each game this year. He was excellent in Sunday's primetime matchup, taking down Drew Brees twice to record the first two sacks of his career. His matchup will be tough in Week 4 against the Falcons since Matt Ryan has been sacked just five times this season.
Keke had 10 tackles (three solo) in 14 games this season. The rookie fifth-round pick never saw a heavy workload in 2019, as he played a total of 94 defensive snaps when working in a rotational role. Keke seems unlikely to enter 2020 in line for a significantly different role since most of the defensive-line rotation remains under contract or team control.
Keke (quad) participated at Sunday's practice, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Keke had been dealing with a quad bruise, but was able to make a quick return to practice. Now that he's healthy, expect him to continue to compete for a depth role on the defensive line with Tyler Lancaster and Deon Simon.
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